Nica Onate / Kia | December 16, 2016 11:20
Kia Niro bags Guinness World Record for lowest fuel consumption by a hybrid
Kia's newest crossover, the 2017 Niro has officially received the Guinness World Record title for the lowest fuel consumption with 4km/l driving across USA from coast-to-coast.
“We’re extremely pleased with the Niro’s record-breaking performance. We set out to build a vehicle that offers real-world utility, great looks and fantastic mileage, and setting the Guinness World Record title confirms our achievement,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning KMA.
Driven by Wayne Gerdes and co-driver Robert Winger, the brand's newest crossover ran 5,979 km from Los Angeles to New York City Hall using only 32.6 km/l.
The automaker claims that the urban crossover hybrid vehicles is the first dedicated Kia hybrid with the aim to fill the gap between fuel efficiency and compact crossover usefulness.
The 2017 Kia Niro sports an athletic design, along with several features including the innovative hybrid system that provides more dynamic and engaging driving experience and a spacious cabin with lots of room for five occupants and their gear.
It is also equipped with a full array of advanced driver assistance features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist and Lane Departure Warning.
Other amenities include: UVO3 with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a 7-inch touch screen and available Smart Cruise Control, navigation and a Harman Kardon premium audio system.
Kia said that the all-new 2017 Kia Niro is expected to hit the market by Q1 of 2017. Also, it will be available in five trim levels such as FE, LX, EX, Touring and a limited-run Launch Edition.